Internal Medicine Residency Program
California Pacific has a primary care orientation and a mission to serve the community. In addition, multiple tertiary services enjoy a national reputation for excellence. This comprehensive range of patient care programs in combination with the diversity of the Bay Area community provides a unique learning experience for our residents.
The hospital's daily census includes up to 175 Internal Medicine inpatients (130 patients on the wards and 45 in critical care units).
The Family Health Center is the focus of the residents' outpatient experience. This HMO-model clinic serves a panel of 10,000 patients representing the diverse spectrum of the San Francisco community.
It is also important to know that as of 2008, approximately 30-40% of our Pacific Campus inpatients come from outside San Francisco County. They are referred from other health care providers and facilities throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and are sent for our superb sub-specialty and sub-sub-specialty care. This population of patients provides the same challenging diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas one would see at any tertiary/quaternary care university hospital in the United States but with a greater degree of house staff autonomy. For more about our patient population, please see Common Myths about CPMC.